Martin’s Grocery

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Martin’s Grocery

South Bend, Indiana

The Martin’s grocery chain started in South Bend, Indiana in 1947 at 1521 Portage Avenue in South Bend and has grown to over 20 stores in northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. The chain has since been purchased by SpartanNash from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This painting of the first Martin’s was painted prior to the purchase. I included a milk truck that was used during that time.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 

24” x 36” ………. $1,495.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas

 

 

Newell’s

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Newell’s

Goshen, IN

Located on Main Street in downtown Goshen, Indiana, It was well known for woman’s clothing.  With changes throughout the building’s history, I tried to create the store as it once looked.  Since 1880 when the store opened, Newell’s sustained 4 generations of the family business until 2008. The store has changed in many ways, but the “Newell’s” stained glass sign still remains at 201 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 

24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas

 

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Gas City, Indiana family home

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Family Home

 Gas City, Indiana

While traveling in Indiana and exhibiting at art shows, we would stay at a campground, so I could spend the week painting, getting ready for the weekend shows.  Since we were is a motor home, Evelyn would spend the day at the Ft. Wayne Library, working on the family Genealogy.

My family, on my mother’s side were from the Peru and Kokomo, Indiana area. I remember going to Gas City, Indiana to the family reunions as a child.  I am not sure how it came about, but we ran into a family that was actually related to us, who lived in Gas City. They had just remodeled their home and wanted a painting of the finished project.

This is just one of several family homes, that I painted for customers over the years.

Prints:
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
Options:
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
(frames and hardware are not included)
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65

24” x 36” ……….  Original Painting on stretched canvas is not available.

 

Rexall Drug Store

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Hemmingsen’s Rexall Drugs

Marshall, Michigan

As I traveled through the historic town of Marshall, I noticed a Rexall Drug Store that looked like it probably did many decades ago.  It was Sunday and they were closed, so I could not see the inside.  I took photos of the outside of the store. Eventually I took out my photos and started painting on the 30″ x 36″ stretched canvas.  Since I had not seen the inside, I painted the inside as I would imagine it to look like many years ago.

I later found that the store was established and locally owned since 1936.  It is still a pharmacy and also offers local delivery.  You can also have your film digitally processed with their Kodak equipment, as well as purchasing greeting cards, gifts, jewelry and candles among other items in their quaint little store, located on the main street of town.  You can see it at 132 W. Michigan Street in Marshall, MI.

Copyright Larry Johnston

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Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)

20″ x 24″Black Edge………. $148.82

20″ x 24″ White Edge………. $148.82

20″ x 24″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82

 

 30″ x 36″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

30″ x 36″  White Edge………. $204.72

 

30″ x 36″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

 

30″ x 36″ Original painting ………. $1495.00 original painting on stretched canvas.

   

 

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Underwater Looking Up

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Underwater Looking Up

After painting the woman underwater, “Underwater Face”, I decided to paint her with part underwater and her head above water, causing an abstract effect.  The painting became an award winning piece.  The third in the series is “Underwater Diving Dog”, a painting of a dachshund diving for a bone.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 

24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas

 

 

Underwater Face

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Underwater Face

While exhibiting at my hometown show in Georgia, a fellow artist, who painted a lot of portrait paintings, painted an underwater picture of her daughter swimming.  It received a lot of attention and the painting received many awards. Years later, I decided to paint several underwater pictures as a self-teaching color study.  I painted 3 paintings.  The underwater face was the first in the series.  The second was from Underwater looking up, through the surface, showing everything above the water distorted and the third was an underwater painting of the Underwater Diving Dog.   a painting of a Dachshund diving into a pool after a bone.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 

24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas

 

 

Underwater Diving Dog

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Underwater Diving Dog

As many of you know, we had a Dog that is a Dachshund, named Wolfie.  He knew his BIG name too, he wasn’t usually in any trouble but when we called him Wolfgang von Johnston, he knew something was wrong in his world.

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Since I was doing underwater paintings, I thought I would include him in the set.  What does a dog look like from under the water when he dives into the pool? This painting became quite a hit and conversation piece. I painted 2 other underwater paintings: Underwater Face;   Underwater Looking Up.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 

24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas